Although the pistol is good in a squeeze, the shotgun often feels like the default gun in Duke Nukem 3D.While the shotgun is a bit harder to find in early levels, later levels are often abundant with shotgun ammunition. Like every other gun in Duke Nukem 3D,there’s no reload time on the shotgun. Instead, Duke will automatically rack the gun between each shot. Given the strength of the shotgun, this makes it reliable tool for surviving most encounters, granted you have the ammo.
The shotgun also packs a forceful blow, which is able to blast enemies apart given the right circumstances. Like Duke’s mighty foot, the shotgun can shatter frozen enemies into shards of viscera. When you’re trying to kill an invasive alien species that’s trying to steal all of Earth’s babes, the shotgun can get the job done (and then some).